Today we start the news cycle with a tragic reminder that more women are falling victim to the recent uptick in deadly violence.
Over the past few days there has been a decline in deadly shooting reports but an uptick urban gunfire and the arrival of an exceptionally hot Summer threatens to spike numbers again.
Right now, compared to this date on the calendar last year, we remain one homicide ahead of last year's tragic homicide pace — the second highest total in Kansas City's history.
Here is the first report regarding a deadly shooting to start this week . . .
Homicide 2600 block of Cypress
This morning just after 3:15am officers were called to a shooting in the 2600 block of Cypress Avenue. Upon arrival they located the victim, an adult female, inside a residence suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers began performing life saving measures until EMS arrived. EMS took over those life saving measures, however, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives and Crime Scene Personnel responded to the scene. They will be processing the scene for evidence and canvassing for any any potential witnesses.
If you have any information you are asked to call detectives at 816-234-5043. Or you can remain anonymous by calling the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
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A woman was shot and killed at a home on Cypress Avenue early Monday morning, according to Kansas City Police.Police were called to the home around 3:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Cypress Avenue, near 26th Street. There, officers found the woman, who had been shot multiple times.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police say a emergency medical sevices personnel pronounced a woman dead inside a home in the 2600 block of Cypress Avenue shortly before 4 a.m. Monday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department says the woman died due to a shooting.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed a woman inside a home early Monday morning. According to police, officers were called to the 2600 block of Cypress Avenue at about 3:15 a.m. on reports of a shooting.
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